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Rainbow Falls, Hilo

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Visit Wiluku River State Park to witness Rainbow Falls, the 24 m (80 ft) waterfalls famous for the magnificent rainbows that shine through their mist. These falls, know to locals by their Hawaiian name, Waianuenue, rush down over a lava cave, which is considered to be the home of the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. At the foot of the falls, wild ginger and monstera plants surround a large pool. Naturally, the rainbows are especially strong after a rainstorm. Put Rainbow Falls into our Hilo trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hilo.
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  • Definitely worth a visit, but with homes and part of the town as its neighbor, it loses some of its luster. If the sun is out in the morning, you will see the rainbow from up top. Just beware of all o...  more »
  • This is one of the main tourist attractions in Hilo. No hiking, just a viewpoint. You can make this a 10 min stop. One cannot always see rainbow. The waterfall looks better from helicopter actually :) 
  • Parking close by, no charge, enjoyed the trees as well as the falls. Trees are magnificent, immense. 
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  • Due to the recent amount of rain that hilo has had the falls were beautiful. There were not a lot of people there that day. There is a public bathroom on site. The best time to see the rainbow is in the morning when the sun shines on the mist from the falling water.
  • Great accessibility and incredible scenery. A great stop to take pictures and enjoy some great foliage.
  • Small area, but nice and pretty. Information boards on the lookout, neat lil story. Able to climb up a lil ways for another view. Go in the morning to see the rainbows.
  • We didn't see the rainbow... I hope I will see it next time
  • Nice park and waterfall. Great views and hike to waterfall easy